This is another pinup win that I scored entirely online. The links are below ifRead more
I just LOVE how this outfit turned out! I wore it to compete in Miss Lakeview 2021 and …. I won!!! I was going for a fun rockabilly pinup look rather than the more traditional retro 50s that I usually do. I incorporated some fun hairpieces and accessories and I was really happy with the result.
I did some small victory rolls in the front of my hair and used several ponytail clip in hairpieces in the back.
The best part is that I got almost all of it on amazon and none of it was excessively expensive! yay! I have included links for all the goodies below. Please use my links if you buy, to support my little website. xox
I got a notification that we’ve been on line for a month. I’m not sure that’s accurate, but I decided to post anyway!
Well, we made it home from Chicago! What a fun weekend… as always. Riotfest Douglas Park Year 2 is in the books. I brought home lots of merch, as well as great memories, blisters, bruises, viral bronchitis, and thankfully, my dignity.
Riotfest is a great way to check off bands on your bucket list, if you have one. I didn’t know I had one until we went to Riotfest last year and I began making a mental list and checking them off. This year we were able to catch The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, GBH, Buzzcocks, Gwar, Peaches, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pennywise, Action Bronson, Bad Brains, Dinosaur Jr, Ministry, Gogol Bordello, Danzig, Mike D, Wu-Tang Clan, MIA, Prophets of Rage, New Order, and Nine Inch Nails. We also saw GBH and The Casualties at an after party, as well as Gogol Bordello and Lucky Chops at an after party another night. For the most part, every act we saw was amazing, especially considering the heat of the afternoons and the sun beating down on the outdoor stages.
This year, Riotfest did something a little different, kicking off the weekend with a RiotFEAST; a pop-up restaurant serving a multi-course, carnival inspired meal for about 30 people at a communal table. There is a running joke at Riotfest that has something to do with John Stamos, so naturally our butter was carved to look like Uncle Jesse himself. The food was good, even for this picky eater, and the friends we made were even better. Following dinner, we stuck around a bit for Emo Karaoke, which is exactly what it sounds like… a bunch of Emo kids scream-singing Taking Back Sunday songs. It was a lot of fun, considering.
ANYWAAAAAAAAAAAAAY… if you have the chance to go to Riotfest 2018, please do. It is well worth the money. I’m unsure how long the Riotfeast pop-up will be around, but if you find yourself in Chicago any time soon, you should check it out.
Now onto my costumes for the weekend… Unfortunately, we didn’t get too many super good full-body photos in our costumes, so you’ll just have to imagine what I looked like. I’ll post links to all the items I can, in case you’re interested in purchasing anything I wore.
Thursday night Riotfest – Big Top Circus Theme – I went as the Ringmaster, Bubbles was a clown. I purchased the hat from Amazon and glued it to a headband. The jacket was also an Amazon purchase. Under the jacket, I wore a bralet from Torrid. Striped shorts came from Coquetry Clothing (they’re special ordered), red nets from Amazon, and the boots are from Just Fab.
Friday was Dragon Day and I know for sure I don’t have a photo of my outfit. However, the shorts, tank, and hood all came from Coquetry Clothing, and the boots were from Dolls Kill.
Saturday was Mermaid Day. Bubbles made my Cyberlox hair and I made the mermaid crown. My makeup was so much fun! I put a fishnet over my head to make scales using eyeshadows and glitter (Genius right?! Man I love the internet.) The skirt, cheekies under the skirt, and tank came from Coquetry Clothing and the boots were from Dolls Kill. Our dead seahorse necklaces came from Amazon.
Sunday was Electric Barbie and Midge and this was the most comfortable of all costumes for me. By Sunday morning the bottoms of my feet were killing me and my heals were both covered in half-dollar sized blisters. Thankfully the boots I wore Thursday night went well with my dress so I paired them and skipped on the fishnets (Chub Rub is real, y’all). The dress and cheekies under it were from… you guessed it, Coquetry Clothing. I kept my MUAH fairly simple, using the blues from my Urban Decay Electric eyeshadow palette, Urban Decay liner, and Too Faced Unicorn Tears on my lips.
Hope you enjoyed my looks as much as I did! Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!
<3 Polly Rocket
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Riot Fest has been AMAZING!
Today I’m busting out my final Riot Fest look: Electric Barbie! In keeping with our amazing themes, Polly is working her look: Electric Midge! (Look for her post).
I am wearing J. Valentine and I decided to go with leggings and a tank top for the final day of our Chicago adventure. Wrangling stocking on and off of my sweaty legs in a cramped bathroom has been a LOT of work this weekend. The leggings definitely made things a little easier. I made my hair pieces from mesh tubing sewn to elastics that are mounted on hair combs (I’m so crafty!). They came out great and they are super lightweight while still being glamazon huge and very sparkly. I put my hair in to two pigtails/buns and slide the combs in behind the hair elastics. I used some bobby pins to get things under control and went on my way to rock out. My makeup was also fun and sparkly pink! I got the most compliments on my hair, but my boots were a close second. They are huge (of course) and PINK! They’re from Demonia and I had to look pretty hard to find them since I think it’s a discontinued style. Oddly , they are sold in men’s sizes, so I’m glad I managed to get the correct size. I had a scare because it didn’t look like they were going to arrive in time to bring with me to Chicago, but they did!!!! Thank you express shipping! I broke out my trusty UPF cycling shrug, sunglasses and a visor during the day to avoid burning my vampire toned skin, but they came off in the evening. The finishing touch was the awesome pink zombie necklace that Polly got for me. Thanks, lady!
Day 1 of Riot Fest 2017 was AMAZING! We went all out this year and got Deluxe VIP tickets, which allowed us to totally skip the line into the park and we were super comfortable all weekend with open bar and fancy restrooms. We saw Ministry and Sin Quirin tossed a guitar pick at me! I’m pretty sure this is the first time that’s ever happened in my life so I felt like a bit of a fan girl. I wish I could say that I caught it, but I didn’t. He has amazing aim and it hit me and fell at my feet, so I picked it up. (haha) Later we saw Nine Inch Nails and we went to an aftershow at the Cobra Lounge (that only holds like 100 people) to see GBH and they had The Casualties as a surprise opening band. It was an amazing (and exhausting) day and we fell into bed after making our way back to our AirBnB hoping to get enough rest to be in decent shape for Riot Fest day 2.
The outfit: The theme was dragons so I wore my custom, hooded, zip-front dragon-spikes romper from Coquetry Clothing. I wore it with some dragon leggings and a red, grey and black hair piece that I made just for the occasion.